EFM 2013: News Wrap-up - The Night Stalkers, Spring, Gallowwalkers, Big Ass Spider!, Body Art
Time for another European Film Market wrap-up story as several projects are on the move at Berlin's big film dance. Read on for the latest on some current and newly announced projects.
As per Screen Daily...
Canada’s Evokative Films is reorientating its operations towards international sales consultancy. Evokative’s founder Stephanie Trepanier is at the EFM with two new projects: Chelsea Peters’ slasher film The Night Stalkers, produced by Ryan Turek and set to shoot this summer, and supernatural horror-romance Spring from filmmaking duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson (Resolution).
VMI Worldwide has sold North American rights of the action-sci-fi-horror movie Gallowwalkers, starring Wesley Snipes, to Wrekin Hill Entertainment as well as Japan to Presidio and the Middle East to Phoenicia. As you may recall, this long shelved movie centers on a cursed gunman who incurs the wrath of undead warriors after he kills the gang that murdered his lover. Diamond Dallas Page, Simona Brhlikova, and Jonathan Garcia also star.
In other news Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast of Body Art, Luca Guadagnino’s new film based on the novel The Body Artist by Don DeLillo. Filming will begin this summer in Portugal. Isabelle Huppert, David Cronenberg, and Denis Lavant all star in the flick, which tells the tale of a woman who, grieving after her husband’s death, discovers that a stranger is living in her upstairs room.
And finally Big Ass Spider! (aka I>Mega Spider) has started spinning quite the international web as Epic Pictures Group has locked down distribution with Splendid for Germany and Benelux, FIP for France, Daro for CIS, Presidio for Japan, M Pictures for Thailand, Sonamu for South Korea, Star Alliance for China, and Eagle Films for the Middle East. Still no word on U.S. distro, but expect to hear something soon. In the flick a team of scientists and an exterminator race to destroy a giant rampaging arachnid in Los Angeles.
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